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Sep 8, 2012 8:00am EDT
the fight for votes in swing states. mitt romney is heading to virginia where a recent poll conducted by quinnipiac university, "new york times" and cbs news shows the president with a slight edge over romney. he's up 49% to 45% over his republican rival in that battleground state. that's where we find cnn political editor paul steinhauser. paul, good morning. both campaigns working hard to get the boat out, of course, in virginia. a battleground on air, on the ground. how much are we talking about when it comes to this ad spending? >> we are talking about a lot of money, victor. this is a very important battleground state. remember, barack obama won the state four years ago. he was the first democrat victory since 1964 to win. as for ad spending, take a look at this. almost $12 million spent by president obama's election campaign and super pacs backing him. romney, just under 12 as well. independent super pacs backing him. the ad wars focused in the virginia beach, norfolk, tidewater area, virginia, noern virginia outside of d.c. those are the big markets in virginia and th
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 9:00am PDT
that commitment to you. i need your help. we've got to win in virginia. i need your help to get veterans here. thank you so much. thank you! >> all right. we're watching mitt romney there in springfield, virginia. only 40 days until the election. president obama we're also watching for as well. he's also in virginia, expected to speak in virginia beach moments from now. you see the podium there. virginia, a very important swing state. 13 electoral votes in that state. the recent polls now showing that president obama is slightly, slightly ahead of romney in the state. the last cnn poll of polls for virginia, he was leading 50% to romney's 44%. you might recall back in 2008 president obama won virginia and became the first democrat since 1964, lyndon johnson to actually win that state and that was significant. i'll bring in jim acosta who is traveling with mitt romney. he's at the event talking a little bit about the message we heard from mitt romney. clearly it's important for him to reach the working class. that came in some of the comments he made regarding trade with china. w
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
an event in springfield, virginia near the nation's capital. focusing on foreign affairs, but trade an energy. let's listen in. >> about two-thirds of the jobs created in america over the last 15 years were created by small business. i want small businesses to grow and be able to hire more people and, by the way, to pay higher wages. do you realize over the last four years the median income in america has dropped every single year? so not only are there 23 million people struggling to find a good job, and half our college kids not able to find work or work consistent with a college degree, but incoming are going down. at the same time food prices are up, electric prices are up. gasoline prices have doubled. these are tough times for the american people. and the answer to help the american people is to get small business growing again, hiring people again, raising wages again. i know how to do it. we're going to do that. and as the secretary said, my plans include pro growth tax policies, regulatory policies that encourage small business. by the way, i want to take this big cloud off
CNN
Sep 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
virginia, where recent polls show the president with a slight edge over romney. he's up 49%-45% over his republican rival. you see it there. cnn political editor paul steinhauser is in virginia beach, virginia, where it is shaping up to be a close race. so, paul, tell us what that means for the candidates' travel schedules. >> reporter: that means you're going to see them over and over and over here in virginia. randi, mitt romney, this is his seventh trip to virginia since the general elections started. remember, where did he announce his running mate, paul ryan, last month? not far from here. i'm in virginia beach and he made the announcement close by in norfolk. president obama's been here seven times, seven trips since the start of the general election. and when he had his first rallies, they were in ohio and here in virginia. just shows how important the state is, both sides spending a lot of money on ads, too. check out this new ad by mitt mitt that started running here this morning, one of three running in virginia. this deals with the defense industry jobs and military jobs.
CNN
Sep 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
talk to her about that. that's later. >>> first, a man in virginia named virgil good and probably never heard of him he is a game-changer. that is next. >>> plus this. reprogramming your brain. to forget anything or anyone. even that ex. >> she looks at me like she doesn't even know who i am. >> that's right. remembering to forget. it's not hollywood smoke in mirrors. some say it is possible. look, i don't play 'bout my facial hair. if i grow this out a little bit, i look too much like an english country gent... naaah. a little this way and i feel like i'm from outer space. this and i feel like a viking... [ roars ] not my style, man. [ male announcer ] master your style... even trimming, a close shave, and accurate edging... with the gillette fusion proglide styler. use with gillette's most advanced blades. ♪ your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. we've got a lot of empty can
CNN
Sep 8, 2012 2:00pm EDT
battleground states, virginia and florida. mitt romney has two events in virginia and president obama has two speeches of his own in the sunshine state. both candidates fighting for the undecided voters and the time is ticking. election day now just two months away. 59 days to election day. so let's start in virginia. mitt romney making a campaign stop at the military aviation museum in virginia beach. the event has already gotten under way. bob mcdonnell giving the introductions so what appears to an pretty it full house. paul steinhauser is there, as well. we know president obama the first democrat in a very long time to win and take virginia in the last election, but romney has become kind of a resident so as to speak of virginia. this is his seventh stop there. >> reporter: and remember when he introduced and announced paul ryan as his running mate, he did it just a couple miles from here in norfolk. both president obama and mitt romney have been here accept times now since the start of the general election. both campaigns and super pacs putting up a lot of tv commercials in the state
CNN
Sep 9, 2012 1:00am EDT
. first, a man in virginia is nape named virgil good. he is a game changer. >> reprogramming your brain to forget anything or anyone. even that ex. >> sheer looked the me like she doesn't know who i am. >> remembering to forget. it's not smoke in mirrors. some say it is possible. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ] [ dog ] we found it together. on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's good for you. exclusive to the military, and commitment is not limited to one's military oath. the same set of values that drive our nation's military are the ones we used to build usaa bank. with our award winning apps that allow you to transfer funds, pay bills or manage your finances anywhere, anytime. so that wherever your duty takes you, usaa bank goes with you. visit us online to learn what makes our bank so different. how did the nba become the hot
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Sep 8, 2012 4:00pm EDT
just in virginia around falls church toward alexandria. that just expiring but this one right now as we're going to look, this is pushing eastward this tornado about 30 to 35 miles per hour, this tornado spotted on doppler radar. what we've seen with this big picture is just incredible, robust atmosphere. atmospherically everyone and everything coming together at the low levels and the upper levels. here's where our tornado watches are. new york, vermont, connecticut, massachusetts, new jersey, all implicated in this. a very strong cold front pushing into this warm, moist, very unstable atmosphere. so here's where these tornado watches are posted. watch meaning that tornadoes are a potential. conditions are right. until about 9:00 and 10:00 tonight. here's where the severe thunderstorm warnings are. look at this line from albany north. all the way from the green and white mountains to the adirondacks here all the way down toward the hudson valley of new york through the catskill mountains. all these storms pushing eastward. south of that and just west of kingston, new york we have an
CNN
Sep 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
battleground state, virginia. president obama turned it blue in 2008. according to a poll, "the new york times" and cbs news, it shows the president with a slight edge over romney. he's up 49% to 45% over his republican rival. paul steinhauser is in virginia beach, virginia for us. paul, good morning to you. so, a tight race in virginia means residents can see a lot of the candidates in the next few months, right? >> reporter: yeah, they have seen a lot of the candidates. they are going to see a lot more of them. remember president obama when he first had his first rallies in may, the second was here in virginia. no question how important that state is. he was here tuesday before the convention. romney was in norfolk, virginia. he's back today. overall, romney made seven trips here, the president eight trips. they both spent a lot of money. the obama campaign and related groups, the super packs spent almost $12 million on ads. it's a lot of money. what about romney? just under $12 million. they are flooding the air waves here. i tell you, randi, this state is so important. it's why we br
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 8:00am PDT
today, in fact at this very hour as we speak, they are in the state of virginia. and that's why brianna keilar is there watching very closely what goes on with both these candidates. let's talk about the president. he's due to speak in about 45 minutes from now. and i think mitt romney is due to speak in springfield at the same time. so if the election comes down to these particular key states, is this where we'll see them and this is it? >> these are the states where we'll see them. ohio yesterday, extra have a today. and a couple things going on here. you mentioned early voting. early voting both absentee, mail-in and in-person, begins in virginia today. so no coincidence that you have barack obama and mitt romney campaigning in the state. but they're trying to cut into each other's base. where is mitt romney today? springfield, virginia right outside of washington, d.c. northern virginia, that area, is really obama territory. and here we are in virginia beach. this is not obama territory. and i think one thing that shows that is actually we're here at at the farm bureau live.
CNN
Sep 8, 2012 11:00am EDT
swing states. we'll take you live to virginia and florida, where president obama is to speak just moments from now. will they or won't they? teachers threatening to walk out of chicago public schools monday are back at the bargaining table. the goal, to avoid a strike that would keep hundreds of thousands of students out of school and possibly on the street. >>> and a child with down syndrome kicked off a plane after being deemed a safety hazard. now we will hear straight from his father about how it all went down. >>> but first, the battle for the white house is heating up today in two key battleground states, virginia and florida. mitt romney is holding two events in virginia and president obama is courting votes in the sunshine state. both candidates fighting to win over undecided voters, and they have only 59 days left to do it. we start in florida, where president obama is speaking this hour in st. petersburg. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin keeping an eye on that for us. jessica, the latest polls give obama a slight lead in florida. you were actually a loc
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
campaigning in virginia, holding rallies at the same time. obama in virginia beach, romney in springfield. both campaigns talking jobs. >> you're going to look at what i've done and you can look at what he's done and you'll have a sense of who's going to be fighting for american workers. and you're going to look at his plan and you can look at my plan. because he wants to keep open these tax loopholes that encourage jobs overseas. i want to make sure that we're providing tax breaks for companies right here in america. i want to help big factories and small businesses double their exports. i want more goods stamped with made in america. i want to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years. >> we know the result of the last four years. so we don't have to wonder what would happen if he were reelected. we see it. we see the high unemployment. we see the 23 million people out of work. we see kids coming out of school that can't find jobs. we see manufacturing. manufacturing jobs in the last four years have dropped by 582,000 people. this is not the path we want for america
CNN
Sep 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
presidential race, republican mitt romney is trying to flip virginia from blue to red. the campaign there slamming president obama over friday's disappointing jobs report. obama won virginia in 2008. the president hit the trail in florida, trying to hold on to another state he won four years ago. we'll have more from florida in a few minutes. >>> a suicide bomber killed six afghan civilians and founded four others in kabul. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the bombing. the u.s. embassy in kabul said insurgents have no respect for life. police believe the suicide bomber was a teenager. >>> a tulane university football player will need spinal surgery of a brutal injury today. devon walker fractured his spine in a collision with a teammate. he's listed in stable condition. he also suffered a collapsed lung and had to be revived on the field. >>> tomorrow morning on cnn, dr. sanjay gupta is looking at football injuries. more than 3,000 former nfl players and their families are suing the league over head injuries and the question is, what did they know and when did they know it? were
CNN
Sep 21, 2012 12:00pm EDT
united states. thank you, ellise. the president is speaking now in woodbridge, virginia. he was talking about those remarks by mitt romney, the 47%. he said doesn't pay taxes in a country. let's listen to the president now. we have the best colleges and universities in the world. there isn't a country in the thaert wouldn't trade places with the united states of america. so the path i'm offering may be harder, but it leads to a better place. i'm offering a five-point plan to create jobs and grow the middle class and rebuild the economy on a stronger foundation. so let me break it down in case you guys missed the convention. just in case. or just in case you only saw michelle. number one, i want to export more products and outsource fewer jobs. in the last two and a half years we created more than half a million new manufacturing jobs in this country. now you have a choice. we can build on that progress or we can do what the other folksment to do and give more tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas. we can continue to see outsourcing, or we can do some insource and reward compan
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
, north carolina, virginia. we've seen reports that the state -- on the state level they severed their ties with this company in colorado. got calls and waiting to hear back from north carolina and virginia as well. >> dave mattingly, i think you and i are going to be very busy after election day trying to figure out exactly what's going on. >> we always are, especially when it comes to florida. >> dave mattingly, great job as always. thanks so much. >>> president obama and mitt romney face to face as american voters weigh their choice. the first of three presidential debates will be wednesday night. you can watch it here live at 7:00 eastern on cnn and on cnn.com. as we get closer to that debate, all week we heard about both sides trying to lower expectations of their candidates. is it going to work? two of our political experts weigh in. >>> incredible video. a man jumps from a third floor window into the arms of a crowd below. we'll tell you what forced him out of that window. we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiii
CNN
Sep 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
paul ryan. he broke away from ryan. they were going to campaign yesterday in virginia. ryan went to virginia and romney to louisiana. the president going on monday. the president travels with a little bit of a larger footprint. romney went with a smaller staff. this all goes back to 2005 when you want to talk about politics. the criticism president bush got by not going immediately to louisiana after hurricane katrina. >> certainly, they are trying to get there first. the swipe fest continues following the convention. obama's campaign took a swipe at romney's speech for omitting afghanistan. the president talked about in his white house address. listen to this. >> we have broken the taliban's momentum and begun a transition to an afghan lead. next month, the last of the troops i ordered as part of the surge against the taliban will come home. by 2014, the transition will be complete. as long as we have a single american in harm's way, we will do everything in our power to keep them safe and help them succeed. that means giving them a clear mission and the equipment they need on the
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm EDT
politician. in the swing state of virginia, we'll dive into the voter i.d. laws being debated in several states. why florida is back in the news for purging voter rolls. 40 days to go up till the presidential race. spotlight on virginia. both president obama, mitt romney campaigning there over the last hour, duelling campaign events. romney held a veterans for romney event in springfield, talking about the need to keep america's military strong. >> i happen to subscribe to ronald reagan's maxim that peace comes through strength. i want to have a military that so strong no one wants to test it. [ applause ] and there's a long-term threat to our military capability, and to our national security, and it relates to something that fuels and builds our military. and that's our economy. you have to have a strong economy. >> president obama was rallying supporters in virginia beach. that was a couple minutes ago. he talked about creating opportunities for everybody. >> we don't believe anybody is entitled to success in this country. we don't believe government should help folks who aren't willin
CNN
Sep 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
virginia named virgil good and probably never heard of him he is a game-changer. that is next. >>> plus this. reprogramming your brain. to forget anything or anyone. even that ex. >> she looks at me like she doesn't even know who i am. >> that's right. remembering to forget. it's not hollywood smoke in mirrors. some say it is possible. ♪ i can do anything ♪ i can do anything today ♪ i can go anywhere ♪ i can go anywhere today ♪ la la la la la la la [ male announcer ] dow solutions help millions of people by helping to make gluten free bread that doesn't taste gluten free. together, the elements of science and the human element can solve anything. solutionism. the new optimism. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. that keep you connected are sucking moisture from your eyes, causing irritation and dryness? [ thud ] really? [ male announcer ] revive your eyes with visine®. ahh. [ male announcer ] only visine® has hydroblend,
CNN
Sep 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
intensifying in two key battleground states in particular, virginia and florida. mitt romney is holding two events in virginia today and president obama is courting votes in the sunshine state. both candidates are fighting to win over undecided voters, and time to election day just 59 days now. we get started in florida where president obama kicked off a two-day bus tour there, this past hour he spoke at a college in st. petersburg near tampa. the president blasted romney's economic plan saying it's all about tax cuts for the wealthy and gutting regulations for wall street. >> this is a choice between two fundamentally different paths for america, two fundamentally different visions for our future. now ours is a fight, on behalf of that basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the strongest economy the world has ever known, the bargain that says if you work hard, it will pay off. the bargain that says responsibility will be rewarded, and everybody's got a fair shot, and everybody does their fair share, and everybody plays by the same set of rules from main street to wall street
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, virginia. florida, we know they've been fired there. colorado, we've seen reports that similar action was taken to sever ties with them there. we've got calls in this weekend but not hearing back from north carolina or virginia about what sort of activities are going on there. >> right. which say mazing because obviously registration is such a huge issue. has this firm ever been in trouble before? >> actually the firm but not the firm but the owner of it. he was called into question for his activities by a couple of democratic congressmen and senators. this was back in 2004, but the attorney for the company says that he was wrongly accused and no charges were ever filed. so obviously he was a trusted vendor for these types of services for the republican party to pick him up again. >> all right. dave mattingly, i have a feeling we are going to be passing each other in various airports after the election trying to track down whatever is going on. thanks so much, dave mattingly. >>> a tennessee house fire leaves two grandparents dead and there's no sign of two kids who were stayin
CNN
Sep 8, 2012 3:00pm EDT
an hour ago in virginia beach. we have more on that. and president obama has two speeches of his own in florida today. one this morning and n. st. petersburg and another in kiss kissimm kissimmee. jessica, obama has a slight leaded in florida right now.kis kissimmee. jessica, obama has a slight leaded in florida right now.iss kissimmee. jessica, obama has a slight leaded in florida right now.ss kissimmee. jessica, obama has a slight leaded in florida right now. kissimmee. jessica, obama has a slight leaded in florida right now. kissimmee. jessica, obama has a slight leaded in florida right now. but the white house not taking it for granted. >> reporter: oh, gosh, no. the race is too tight here in the state of 29 electoral votes. could be the decease sif state for which man will win the white house. right you no tw the president campaigning an cross t ining ac corridor where most swing voters live. they're trying to pick up the region's young voters and latino voters andle also a lot of folks who have seen foreclosures and seen the job hard times but did vote for the president last ti
CNN
Sep 15, 2012 7:00am PDT
states on this one. before barack obama turned virginia blue, who was the last democrat to win the state in the presidential election? yeah, that's a good one. you can tweet me the answer. i'll let you know who gets the right answer first. you can try snapshot from progressive before you switch your insurance. [ horn honks ] just plug snapshot into your car, and drive like you -- to see if your good driving could save you up to 30%. so try the way to save that's as unique as you are. now you can test-drive snapshot before you switch. visit progressive.com today. mom: ready t♪ go to work? ♪ ♪ ♪ every mom needs a little helper. that's why i got a subaru. announcer: love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >>> before the break, i asked who was the last democrat before barack obama to win virginia? the answer is lbj. johnson carried the state in 1964. a big congratulations to mike bates for tweeting me the right answer first. nicely done. >>> welcome back once again. maria cardona and amy holmes are with me talking politics. amy, cnn has learned that in the vice presidential vetting
CNN
Sep 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
: romney was showing off a newly wrapped campaign. he dropped a planned trip to virginia to survey the damage left by isaac in louisiana. >> i have a lot of questions for you. i'm here to learn and draw attention to what's going on here so people around the country know the folks here need help. >> reporter: there was cleaning up to do after the convention that had nothing to do with all those balloons. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. he can't do that to himself. >> reporter: clint eastwood's script with an empty chair that was supposed to be president obama had some cheering. the romney family was not laughing. >> we appreciated clint's support. he's a unique guy and did a unique thing. >> reporter: the campaign defended the actor saying judging an american icon like clint eastwood through a political lens doesn't work. the ad libbing was a break and the crowd enjoyed it. the president's twitter account took notice sending out this tweet at eastwood and romney saying this seat is taken. >> not a word about his record in massachusetts where job growt
CNN
Sep 20, 2012 10:00am PDT
neuroscientist. at some point there will be a crime committed, like the virginia tech shooting, or the columbine shooting or the aurora movie theater shooting, and we will find that the perpetrator had a brain tumor. i'm not suggesting that any of those events were explained by brain tumors, but at some point that will happen, and then society is going to have to deal with this very difficult question about this relationship between brain and behavior and this question of culpability. >> the next list sundays 2:00. >>> the killing of ambassador stevens and the recent arab unrest are being discussed on capitol hill today, and we're live from capitol hill where u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton will brief members of congress. up. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again
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Sep 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
to speak the a rally in danville, virginia. after today's campaign stop, he will head back to washington. >>> police in france are outside the offices of a satyrical weekly magazine, currently publishing cartoons featuring the prophet muhammad, a move strict lly forbidden by islam l. the publisher is defend iing hi children. >> translator: when the government asks us not to do any publication, we have three idiots in the streets that represent all of islam. it's the government that insults them. one has to disarm them with humor. >> turns out this isn't the first time the magazine has published cartoons of muhammad. offices were burned in an attack after cartoons were published in 2011. >>> humor to defuse the tensions surrounding that youtube video that incited riots around the world and prompted this "newsweek" cover "muslim rage." they think it perpetuates old stereotypes. dean abadall aah joins me. >> i'm so outraged. >> you're going to burst at any moment. >> i'm fighting every part of me extinctually. >> some of these tweets are really funny. let's look at the "newsweek"
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Sep 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
, crucial battle ground state. mitt romney is trailing barack obama by about 5 points. virginia, another important state that the president won four years ago, mitt romney would like to grab back, he's down by 6 points in our average. wisconsin, where paul ryan is from, down by 9 points. mitt romney was interviewed last night. listen to what he said. >> you are slipping in the polls at this moment. at love republicans are concerned about this campaign. you bill yourself as a turn around artist. how are you going to turn this campaign around? >> actually, we're tied in the poll. we're all within the margin of error. we bounce around week to week, day to day. there are some days we're up, some dags woor down. we go forward with my message that this is a time to reinvigorate the american economy, not by expanding government and raising taxes on people but instead by making sure government encourages entrepreneurship, innovation, and gets the private sector hiring again. >> polls are a snapshot of how people feel right now. we have six and a half weeks until the election. those debates could
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Sep 9, 2012 11:30am PDT
northern virginia are still without electricity this morning. >>> two frightening helmet to helmet collisions shake college football. is one of the horrifying hits that took arkansas corner back tevin mitchell out of the game with a neck injury yesterday. just hours before that accident or collision, we should say, tulane's devon walker fractured his spine after a head-on hit with his teammate. a tulane doctor says walker will have surgery in the next day or two. >>> just a short time ago defending champ novak djokovic beat david fer. er in the men's u.s. open semi-finals. now djokovic moves on to his third final in a row. bad weather stopped the match in its first set yesterday. the same for women's finals scheduled for last night, weather delayed it until later on this afternoon. you see right there one of the players, serena williams, taking on victorias a ren ka. >>> an american tennis player sloane stephens got knocked out of contention. but no worries yet, because at 19 years old she is he youngest wochl rank woman ranked in the top 50 and a rising star. >> she is a great tal
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Sep 4, 2012 9:00am PDT
there. the president speaking live in norfolk, virginia. i want to listen in. let's listen in real quick. >> i had missouri going pretty deep, but i want you to know i've got no hard feelings. let's just say you owe me one. now, i know that whatever i say here today, it's going to be at best a distant second to the speech you will hear tonight from the star of the obama family, michelle obama. you know, this is just like a relay and you start off with the fastest person. so i'm going to be at home. i'm going to be watching it with our girls. and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking, i -- i start getting all misty. but i'm looking forward to being in charlotte, myself. i'll go down there tomorrow and, you know, last week our friends in the other party had their convention. don't boo. vote. vote. >> four more years! four more years! four more years! >> now, now, just in case some of you missed it, some of you didn't dvr the republican convention, let me give you a basic recap. basically they said, first of all, everything's bad a
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Sep 21, 2012 11:00am EDT
from a campaign event in the state of virginia. all of this via satellite and all of it an effort to convince members of the aarp that obama care is no threat to medicare, but that romney and ryan's plans are. those are his thoughts. take a listen to what he's saying. >> there's been a lot of talk about medicare and social security in this campaign, as there should be. and these are bedrock commitments that america makes to its seniors, and i consider those commitments unshakable. but, given the conversations that have been out there in the political arena lately, i want to emphasize, medicare and social security are not handouts. you've paid into these programs your whole lives. you've earned them. >> paul ryan is going to have his chance to speak to that same group of seniors next hour. but he'll be in person not via satellite. he'll likely be refuting what you heard the president just say. in the meantime i want to get directly to cnn's political editor paul steinhauser who normally we start off with polls and i will talk polls but not before i want you to respond to just what we
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Sep 11, 2012 8:00am PDT
york, pennsylvania and virginia. we will never forget the firefighters and rescue workers living and dead who rushed into the twin towers, knowing they might never come out. we'll never forget the sacrifice of the brave men and women of our nation's armed forces, state department intelligence community, who've dedicated more than a decade to making america safer and the world safer. we'll never foreget the spirit of unity and determination that carried us through the dark days after that cowardly attack, and 11 years that followed. and we'll never foreget the way our nation fought back against the uncertainty and fear to emerge stronger than ever before. >> cardinal edward egon who was archbishop of new york on september 11th, 2001, talks about going over to st. vincent's hospital that morning, as he helped receive the injured archbishop egon found himself standing with two doctors, one of whom was visibly shaken. turns out a family member of his was in the towers on a high floor. cardinal egon asked the young doctor if he'd like to go somewhere and talk. the doctor said no, your emi
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00am PDT
up. julie runs a small farm near the west virginia border. where she raises hens, hogs, and cattle. a third of her cost goes to animal feed which is mostly corn and soy. prices for chicken and pig feed have skyrocketed since july. >> $14.77 on july 2nd, now $16.79. gone up by two dollars in two months. >> a significant amount. >> then here we have the pig pallette, $12.22, and now it's $sgen.06. >> it's going to get worse? >> a lot worse. >> she's charging a dollar a pound more for her sausage, pork chops and bacon and plans to switch to sorgum to save money. >> you have to be really good at adjusting. >> since she doesn't raise broiler chickens, the kind you eat, in winter, she's hoping to avoid the worst of the price spike for their eed. and unlike most american farmers, she grass feeds her cattle, meaning she won't have to worry about grain prices for them. back in washington, customers are preparing themselves. >> quality is worth it. i don't mind spending the money. >> there's a limit to how much any person would pay. >> one tongue in cheek solution to the problem. >> eat more to
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Sep 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
intended. and the number one place for job growth, loudoun county, virginia, just outside of washington, d.c. loudoun is a huge hub for tech sector jobs. aol and verizon two major employers there, and it's now being called data center alley. that's because over 4 million square feet of data storage facilities are operating in the county. you can see all 25 job growing cities as cnnmoney.com. >> felicia, maybe we should move to texas. seven of the top 10. why is that texas seems to be such a hotbed for growth? >> well, you know, it's all because of taxes. and that's a big burden for businesses because it's a major responsibility. texas is one of just seven states with no state income tax. obviously, that's good news. the tax foundation ranks it number nine on its state business climate index. number one on that list, though, is wyoming. so what's the major difference between the two states? it's just that texas has a lot more people, a lot more urban areas. it makes it more attractive for business. and frankly, for people as well, because that means more likely they are going
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Sep 4, 2012 10:00am PDT
speaking to voters in virginia on his last stop before heading to his party's convention. he could heat could be a deadly problem today for storm victims living without air-conditioning in louisiana and mississippi. >>> of course, we keep hearing about the middle class and the election but who packetly lexa middle class, and how much do you need to make to actually be in it? at usaa, we believe honor is not exclusive to the military, and commitment is not limited to one's military oath. the same set of values that drive our nation's military are the ones we used to build usaa bank. with our award winning apps that allow you to transfer funds, pay bills or manage your finances anywhere, anytime. so that wherever your duty takes you, usaa bank goes with you. visit us online to learn what makes our bank so different. try capzasin-hp. it penetrates deep to block pain signals for hours of relief. capzasin-hp. take the pain out of arthritis. >>> official start of the democratic convention. only hours away. but president obama did manage to make one last campaign stop. >> they said, first of a
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Sep 13, 2012 3:00pm EDT
overseas. here's romney in fairfax, virginia, today before launching in to the standard stump speech and offered thoughts and condolences to the families of the four killed tuesday in libya. then he turned to the president obama and the economy and went right after mr. obama on the small business policies. >> small business has been crushed under the last three and a half years. we are at a 30-year low of small business start-ups in america. two thirds of the jobs by small business. the president wants to raise taxes on a million of them. i don't want to raise taxes. i want to keep taxes down. regulation. look, regulations, big companies can deal with. small companies get crushed by regulation. we have to ease the burden on small business. i want higher wages and more takehome pay for the american people. i don't want people getting crushed by lower takehome pay. >> meanwhile, president obama is campaigning in colorado today and the importance of that swing state is clearly not lost on him. the president has visited the state three times in three weeks. he held rallies in fort collins an
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Sep 16, 2012 4:00pm EDT
this is? >> they're not isolated incidences. from los angeles to chesapeake, virginia. hundreds of cases that were documented that weren't reported to law enforcement. >> and if these weren't i guess reported by these officials within the boy scout, are they saying parents didn't know or what are the alleged victims saying. >> the most outrageous thing about this is there were documents, these perversion files, people that were blacklisted from volunteering. the statements received from victims of abuse were never handed over to the parents. parents had suspicions, never made it over to the children. in fact, we spoke to the boy scouts of america earlier today and they gave us a statement saying we have always cooperated fully with law enforcement and now require members to report even suspicious of abuse directly to local law enforcement. recent media reports looked at a subset of files from 40 years ago. what they're saying is that there's a whole different culture now in the boy scouts. this isn't the case now and this phenomenon doesn't really exist still. it's a different time
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Sep 16, 2012 4:00pm PDT
obtained by "the l.a. times" cases from los angeles to chesapeake, virginia, providence, rhode island. >> tell us about arthur humphries? >> this is one of the most shocking cases. three decades of leadership. a preference of working with handicapped children. scout leaders knew and documented alleged cases of his abuse and they even gave him a representation letter, don to participate even further at scout leadership conferences. we talked and reached out to the scout leadership, the boy scouts of america, and what they told us in response, they said we have always cooperated fully with law enforcement and now require members to report suspicion of abuse directly to law enforcement. a subset of the boy scouts of america, ineligible voter files, and the boy scouts of america are sort of couching it, saying it's a difficult culture, a different set of leaders and this is not a phenomenon like it was back in the 1980s. >> one shocking case involved a chaplain at a boy scout camp. >> um-hum. a parish leader. in fact, it's the culture of corruption that's most shocking about this guy's ca
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Sep 9, 2012 1:00pm PDT
crisscrossing swing states in particular florida and virginia. but this morning on "meet the press" republican nominee mitt romney was talking about health care and no longer using the language he would repeal it. let's listen to what he had to say. >> i'm not getting rid of all of health care reform. there are a number of things that i like in health care reform that i will put in place. one is to make sure that those with preexisting conditions can get cover and assure that the market place has policies to cover their family to whatever age they might like. i want individuals to be able to buy health insurance on their own as opposed to only being able to get it through their company. >> is romney confusing his supporters? he was emphatic about repealing obama care. >> the tone is different and even during the primaries he talked about repeal and replace. now his convention is over and is talk toog not to the core republican voters but independent votes who liked provisions of the affordable care act like the one with kids up to age 26 to stay on therapy parents' policies. as you
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Sep 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
prominently for him. and a slight advantage for the president. and in virginia, what do you see again? a five-point advantage for the president. this is very close, competitive, but you have another battle ground state, yet another battle ground state where the same thing is happening. a slight advantage for the president. and let's bring up the state of florida, what do you get, yet again, a five-point advantage for the president in a very, very key battle ground state there. you add it all up, coming to colorado, east to florida, in each state yes they're very competitive. the president has an advantage. what does it do to the race that matters most? the race with the 270 electoral votes. dark blue, obama states, light blue, leading obama, dark red, strong for romney, light red leaning his way. here is why the polls tell us so much going into the final stretch. the president led in ohio, governor romney has to win this state. if we turn the state blue, puts the president on the door step of winning the re-election. and if the president carried florida, if nothing else changed, game
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Sep 11, 2012 12:00pm PDT
dozen, eight or nine battleground states like ohio and virginia, that's where the election will be determined. and what happens nationally is not always reflective of what's happening in those states. >> yeah. we're waiting to see if this is a bump or a trend. so let me follow up with this. the democrats have signaled they are about to target romney for not paying tribute to u.s. troops in afghanistan during the speech at the republican convention. here is romney a short time ago speaking in reno, nevada, to a national government association. >> less than two months to go before election day, i would normally speak to a gathering like this about the differences between my and my opponent's plans for military and for our national security. there is a time and place for that. but this day is not that. it is instead a day to express gratitude to the men and women who fought and are still fighting to protect us in this country. including those who trace the terror to that walled compound. and the s.e.a.l.s who delivered justice to osama bin laden. >> so that's mitt romney saluting the
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Sep 29, 2012 2:00pm PDT
keep up. she runs a small farm near the west virginia border. she raises hens, hogs and cattle. a third of her cost goes to animal feed, which is mostly corn and soy. the prices for chicken and pig feed has gone way up. >> it is 16.7$16.79, gone up by dollars in two months. >> reporter: that is a significant amount. >> and so here we have the pig pellet, 12.22, now it is 15. >> reporter: so it will get worse? >> oh, it will get a lot worse. >> reporter: she is now charging a dollar more for her meats, and will invest in other ways to store them. >> it is creating a lot more creativity, you have to be really good at adapting. >> reporter: since she doesn't raise broiler chickens, the kind you eat, stiner is hoping to avoid those prices. and like most american farmers she grass feeds her cattle, meaning she won't have to worry about grain prices for them. back in washington, these customers here are preparing themselves. >> the quality is worth it. i don't mind spending the money. >> there is a limit to how much any person would pay. >> reporter: one tongue and cheek solution for th
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Sep 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
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